NUMERO UNO: RECOVERING YOUR ACCOUNT
It should be as simple as going to the password recovery page and entering your email address. Check your spam folder, I haven't gotten the emails to come from our domain yet so they might get filtered. You'll get an email for each account attached to that email. It might be a lot.
However, sometimes life isn't that easy. It's been 11 years, I know I don't have my old hotmail address anymore. If this is the case, register a new account and post here in the Communications forum. We've still got a lot of the oldies around, we'll get your old accounts back under your control.
I have migrated the most active public forums. Back on the old site I've either locked those forums, or I'm about to. I've also set the ID numbers of new threads & posts on this site to double the max number we had on the old site, so that I can continue to do mass-imports of older content as we move forward.
Some things didn't come over very prettily. Some of the BB code used on the old site is different than what's used here. If you want to reformat your posts, go ahead. I'll be working to update the BBCode parser on this site to support the older tags, over time the ugly formatting will go away.
Formatting on pages is selectable when a page is edited. I mass-imported Wiki pages and forum topics into the site, so some things will need to be cleaned up.
The Old Wiki
I've imported the old Wiki into the Universe section of the site. It's under the category 'Wiki Import'. Several people have done a lot of work creating content, and I didn't want to leave it behind. If you're interested in cleaning up the content again, go for it. All members have editing permissions for all pages in The Universe. Essentially there's some light formatting to do, and each page needs to be assigned to an appropriate category.
Research and Development
Like the Wiki, R&D has been migrated to a pageset. It's here: http://rebelfaction.org/universe/research-development. Topic replies were migrated as comments. It too might need some cleaning up, but like mentioned before, should get better over time as I implement more BBcodes in the bbcode parser.
Groups are still on the old board. I've left myself breathing room in the database for migrating over their content later. There are links in the top nav that will point you directly to each group forum on the old board. If anyone gets new members that might need access to forums, post in here and we'll get it ironed out. Accounts can still be created on the old board via the Admin panel. Moving forward, I'll be bringing groups back to this site once I figure out the best way to do so.
Weird styles, ugly bits
There are still a lot of ugly bits here and there, but nothing should be broken. If you spot anything broken or unusable, post in Comms and I'll take care of it.
Any other issues, let me know.
This post was edited by Titus (5:15pm 18/11/13, 5 years ago)